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Future Consumer Technology To Look Out For

[ 4 ] Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Ahh the future. We can’t predict it, see it and 100 years from now we will never be there, so there is little one can do to actually draw up decisive conclusions to what we have in store. I can do this though; offer you guys upcoming technology to look out for over the course of 2 to 3 years. The ones listed below will be big, I guarantee it.

Transparent OLED displays

oled display

Transparent smartphone displays could well be in quite a few handsets within the next 5 years, amid news that TDK have started mass production of their transparent OLED displays, namely a 2.4-inch, QVGA (240 x 320) display which has some clever features, including having a transmittance of 40 percent which obscures light passing through the front so others won’t be able to read your text messages from behind. Pretty neat, huh?

Organic Electroluminescent Display’s are self-luminous and in dark lit rooms, can achieve a higher contrast ratio than your conventional LCD.

High performance hybrid cars

artega se

The old school mantra that supercars must use petrol is dieing slowly with the Artega SE a prime example, and within the next three years I think loads more hybrid supercars will surface for would be consumers to choose from. Currently the best example of an electric supercar is the Tesla, and Artega SE.

Power supply technology is advancing quickly year on year, and it won’t be long before charging becomes weekly (not daily).

4G Connectivity

4G is widely known as the fourth-generation of wireless communication standards, exceeding 3G. The first smartphone to use 4G was the HTC Evo 4G, released by Sprint Nextel in the US. Within the next 2 – 3 years, you can expect a lot of network carriers to start implementing more 4G in to their network as a step to moving towards the future of wireless communications.

In terms of current deployment, the 12 host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be the first ones to have their networks upgraded to 4G.

NFC Payments

Google Wallet

NFC (Near Field Communications) Payments have already started kicking off mainstream with thanks to Google Wallet, a newly announced Android based electronic payment system for use with your smartphone. Other manufacturers expected to adopt NFC payments include Apple with their next-gen iPhone 5 and multiple Android handset manufacturers such as LG, HTC and Samsung.

NFC payments allow consumers to buy anything from a Coke to a television at supported kiosks just by swiping their phone.

Does everybody else agree with us that these future technologies will be big?

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  1. Darren says:

    I saw the Tesla on Top Gear around a year ago and am I right in saying its faster than a Lotus Elise? Great car, great technology!

    • Jakk says:

      Thats right, yeah. I was in London a few months ago and heard one whizz past me, amazingly it sounded fantastic despite the lack of a petrol engine. It sounded like a whining supercharger.

  2. Magneto says:

    OLED FTW!

  3. Gabeton says:

    Nice list! Display technology is certainly something to look out for.

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